CLIFTON, Colo. — Clifton Christian Church strikes again with its Saturday drive-thru food pantry. This one comes packed with volunteers from three different organizations, providing food for people and pets along with more than enough help to run a smooth process.
Food Pantry Coordinator Jackie Feaster loves that volunteerism is the root of the success.
“We’re really grateful that we have people out taking names, signing people up on the street as early as daylight, and then, we have people bagging food to prepare and people putting it in the car and just being able to be here,” Jackie Feaster describes.
The Saturday pantry shows that all ages can volunteer. One volunteer has been helping out since the beginning of the pandemic. Her daughter decides to recruit a few extra hands among friends after a sleepover.
“When you work together with more friends, it’s like teamwork,” Mahogany expresses, “It gets things done quicker and a lot faster than it would normally take,” which works out because the friends express how they love the chance to give back while hanging out as a group.
“They needed more help because, as I could see, the population of people wanting to help is kinda running low,” Kylie reflects.
“We bagged a lot of these orange juice and butter bags,” Gabrielle shares, “and we’re giving all the people the little things like that, tortillas and stuff.”
“I’m glad I’m here to help people out. That makes me feel real good,” Lorelei exclaims, “I’m glad I came to my friend’s sleepover because, if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be here.”
With every volunteer’s help, this weekend pantry manage to serve approximately 248 cars in two hours. Organizations involved in the food pantry (Food Bank of the Rockies, Clifton Christian Church, and Colorado Pet Pantry) are always looking for volunteers.
If you are able to donate or volunteer in any way, the church’s pantry is open on Wednesdays (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.) and Fridays (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.) along with every fourth Saturday (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m).